Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke was established in Mumbai in 2006 by Usha Mirchandani and Ranjana Steinruecke. It has played a key role in discovering and nurturing new positions in contemporary Indian art ever since and building up a young collectors’ circle. The gallery has been a forerunner in contextualizing international artists within its program, having brought artists such as Leiko Ikemura, Kiki Smith and Jonathan Meese to India for the first time. Projects that led to the opening of the gallery include the showcasing of positions of art historical relevance such as the retrospective of Bhupen Khakhar (1934–2003) at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai in 2003. Mirchandani + Steinruecke also put together a sterling collection of Indian Modern and Contemporary Art for the Deutsche Bank and were instrumental in organizing solo exhibitions in Berlin by seminal artists from the subcontinent.